Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
We live in a microbial world! Although individuals are constantly bombarded by microbes, an individual's microbiome is almost always distinct from the surrounding pool of microbes. I am interested in how host filtering processes result in producing the individualized microbiome, and how that results in microbiome patterns across evolutionary scales.
Honorable Mention Ford Dissertation Fellowship
Massachusetts Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation "MassPARC"
It was a fun day learning about various herp projects throughout New England.
Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Conference
Undergrad mentee presented work at the Diamondback Terrapin Working Group conference. Work is in collaboration with Wetlands Institute. Won 2nd place for poster presentation: Comparison of methods for surveying diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations in tidal creeks.
Spent the day at the Barrington Land Trust
I rocked my first Evolution talk! Evolution meetings will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first large science meeting I attended as an undergrad, and Evolution 2019 was my third time attending. Through the process of poster making for Evol 2013 and 2016 and talk preparation for Evol 2019, I have been able to track my growth as a scientist and an individual. Hopefully, I can attend future meetings!
Gordon Conference Animal-Microbe Symbioses. Don't hesitate if you have any questions about my poster. Also, shout out to Sophia-- a student at Rhode Island of Design for rodent paintings.
Attended the Animal Movement Conference at Yale University
This was a lab trip.
Jupyter/Binder hackathon at UC Davis
Attended the Speeding up Science" Jupyter/Binder hackathon at UC Davis. Funding provided by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.
Guest Lecture at the Rhode Island School of Design
Passed qualifying examination
Quals almost kicked my butt. With the support of my committee, I got through it.